A simple schematic model of Bardon Hill Quarry showing how the rocks formed from a volcano similar to the modern-day Soufrière Hills volcano, Montserrat in the West Indies.
This model is intended to aid understanding of where such volcanoes form and how volcanic rocks can be important natural resources for construction.
Volcanic rocks from Bardon Hill Quarry are extracted, crushed and used for building schools, roads and houses.
The model is not to scale. The volcano that deposited the Bardon Hill rocks would have been much larger than the diameter of the quarry.
More information can be found in the booklet and map:
Exploring the landscape of Charnwood Forest and Mountsorrel and Geology of Charnwood (DVD).
What you will need:
|Making up the base|
|Volcano and quarry assembled|
Contact Enquiries for further information.